What are the top 10 ballet companies in the US?

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2014-08-07 15:49:02
2014-08-07 15:49:02
  • The American Ballet Theatre
  • The New York City Ballet
  • Boston Ballet
  • San Francisco ballet
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Miami City Ballet
  • Washington Ballet
  • Orlando Ballet
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Joffrey Ballet in Chicago should also be on any top ten list.

I agree with Joffrey in the top 10 as well. And believe it or not, Tulsa would certainly be in the top ten. I've seen most listed and put Tulsa above many.

I seriously doubt that the Washington Ballet (listed twice here!), Orlando Ballet or the Oregon Ballet Theatre are better than the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. PBT has its own orchestra, it has its own costume department, (one of the few in the country), it has a full season schedule of demanding ballets, and it has top-notch talent. It also has one of the leading ballet schools in the country. Look it up, folks.

If we measure the ballet company based on the size and funding for different department ownership (like costume, orchestra etc.), PNB (Pacific Northwest Ballet) is no doubt close to top 5 or 3. No doubt Boston Ballet is on the top as historically sending principal dancers to Royale.

Houston Ballet also has its own orchestra and costume shop and in 2011, completed its state-of-the-art Center for Dance facility, which is the largest facility dedicated to dance in the United States (with nine studios, one black box dance laboratory, costume and wardrobe shop, and administrative offices). Houston Ballet also has one of the largest endowments of any dance company, with an endowment currently standing at over $60 million. The company has 55 dancers, and tours both nationally and internationally. Houston Ballet Academy is also one of the leading training academies for dance in the U.S., so I am SHOCKED that Houston Ballet did not make this list. I do not know what metrics this list is based on, but it is clearly not an accurate reflection of the top 10 companies in the United States.

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